All students in Biology and Chemistry I are required to design and conduct an independent science investigation. The preliminary findings of each student’s independent science investigation will be presented at the Science Symposium on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Many students will refine their projects throughout the spring and present their work at local and regional science fairs.
An independent science investigation allows students to:
All students will submit a (1) formal research report and (2) slideshow presentation. Additionally, students may create a poster to share at the Science Symposium. Each student will work on the project in parts—not all at one time. Each portion of the project has a separate due date and grade. (See next page.) Research and data collection will be completed outside of class. However, students will receive instruction about scientific methods in class. If a student completes each part of the project according to the deadlines, he will simply piece together the parts to create a final project.
Final Project Format
Family members along with students are invited to attend a workshop to learn tips for completing the projects. Two workshop sessions will be held in the Boys’ Latin computer lab on Tuesday, September 24 (from 4:30 to 5:30pm) and on Wednesday, September 25 (from 5:00 to 6:00pm). RSVP today.
Components of the Research Report (Sample Report)